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Central Free Dispensary

From the Central Free Dispensary Records, #4761, Rush University Medical Center Archives, Chicago, Ill. The Rush University Medical Center Archives is a department of the Library of Rush University. It is the official archival agency of Rush University Medical Center and Rush University. For related digital collections, please visit http://rushu.libguides.com/rusharchives.

The Central Free Dispensary was founded in 1873, and served as a free clinic for patients on the west side of Chicago. The Central Free Dispensary began after the Great Fire of 1871 by combining the efforts of the Herrick Free Dispensary and the Brainard Dispensary. The new united dispensary was incorporated in 1873 with a fund of $11,000. This fund was loaned to the Rush Medical College to help with the cost of a new college building at the corner of Wood and Harrison streets. In exchange for rooms, the dispensary contracted to make its medical facilities available to the College for medical education. The union of the two institutions gave the sick poor of Chicago access to medical care and provided the college with patients for the teaching program. The Central Free Dispensary became the outpatient service for Presbyterian Hospital in the 1940s and became the Presbyterian-St. Luke's Health Center in 1961.

The annual reports of the Central Free Dispensary were digitized and made available through the Internet Archive in 2012, through the Book Digitization Initiative Grant from the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI).


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The Central Free Dispensary was incorporated in 1873 by combining the Herrick Dispensary, serving the southern section of the west side of Chicago, and the Brainard Free Dispensary, serving the north section of the west side. The union of the dispensaries was funded as a loan to Rush Medical College to help with the cost of building a new college after the Great Fire of 1871. The Central Free Dispensary gave the sick poor of Chicago access to medical care and provided the College with patients...
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The Central Free Dispensary was incorporated in 1873 by combining the Herrick Dispensary, serving the southern section of the west side of Chicago, and the Brainard Free Dispensary, serving the north section of the west side. The union of the dispensaries was funded as a loan to Rush Medical College to help with the cost of building a new college after the Great Fire of 1871. The Central Free Dispensary gave the sick poor of Chicago access to medical care and provided the College with patients...
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The Central Free Dispensary was incorporated in 1873 by combining the Herrick Dispensary, serving the southern section of the west side of Chicago, and the Brainard Free Dispensary, serving the north section of the west side. The union of the dispensaries was funded as a loan to Rush Medical College to help with the cost of building a new college after the Great Fire of 1871. The Central Free Dispensary gave the sick poor of Chicago access to medical care and provided the College with patients...
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The Central Free Dispensary was incorporated in 1873 by combining the Herrick Dispensary, serving the southern section of the west side of Chicago, and the Brainard Free Dispensary, serving the north section of the west side. The union of the dispensaries was funded as a loan to Rush Medical College to help with the cost of building a new college after the Great Fire of 1871. The Central Free Dispensary gave the sick poor of Chicago access to medical care and provided the College with patients...
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The Central Free Dispensary was incorporated in 1873 by combining the Herrick Dispensary, serving the southern section of the west side of Chicago, and the Brainard Free Dispensary, serving the north section of the west side. The union of the dispensaries was funded as a loan to Rush Medical College to help with the cost of building a new college after the Great Fire of 1871. The Central Free Dispensary gave the sick poor of Chicago access to medical care and provided the College with patients...
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The Central Free Dispensary was incorporated in 1873 by combining the Herrick Dispensary, serving the southern section of the west side of Chicago, and the Brainard Free Dispensary, serving the north section of the west side. The union of the dispensaries was funded as a loan to Rush Medical College to help with the cost of building a new college after the Great Fire of 1871. The Central Free Dispensary gave the sick poor of Chicago access to medical care and provided the College with patients...
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The Central Free Dispensary was incorporated in 1873 by combining the Herrick Dispensary, serving the southern section of the west side of Chicago, and the Brainard Free Dispensary, serving the north section of the west side. The union of the dispensaries was funded as a loan to Rush Medical College to help with the cost of building a new college after the Great Fire of 1871. The Central Free Dispensary gave the sick poor of Chicago access to medical care and provided the College with patients...
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The Central Free Dispensary was incorporated in 1873 by combining the Herrick Dispensary, serving the southern section of the west side of Chicago, and the Brainard Free Dispensary, serving the north section of the west side. The union of the dispensaries was funded as a loan to Rush Medical College to help with the cost of building a new college after the Great Fire of 1871. The Central Free Dispensary gave the sick poor of Chicago access to medical care and provided the College with patients...
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The Central Free Dispensary was incorporated in 1873 by combining the Herrick Dispensary, serving the southern section of the west side of Chicago, and the Brainard Free Dispensary, serving the north section of the west side. The union of the dispensaries was funded as a loan to Rush Medical College to help with the cost of building a new college after the Great Fire of 1871. The Central Free Dispensary gave the sick poor of Chicago access to medical care and provided the College with patients...
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The Central Free Dispensary was incorporated in 1873 by combining the Herrick Dispensary, serving the southern section of the west side of Chicago, and the Brainard Free Dispensary, serving the north section of the west side. The union of the dispensaries was funded as a loan to Rush Medical College to help with the cost of building a new college after the Great Fire of 1871. The Central Free Dispensary gave the sick poor of Chicago access to medical care and provided the College with patients...
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The Central Free Dispensary was incorporated in 1873 by combining the Herrick Dispensary, serving the southern section of the west side of Chicago, and the Brainard Free Dispensary, serving the north section of the west side. The union of the dispensaries was funded as a loan to Rush Medical College to help with the cost of building a new college after the Great Fire of 1871. The Central Free Dispensary gave the sick poor of Chicago access to medical care and provided the College with patients...
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The Central Free Dispensary was incorporated in 1873 by combining the Herrick Dispensary, serving the southern section of the west side of Chicago, and the Brainard Free Dispensary, serving the north section of the west side. The union of the dispensaries was funded as a loan to Rush Medical College to help with the cost of building a new college after the Great Fire of 1871. The Central Free Dispensary gave the sick poor of Chicago access to medical care and provided the College with patients...
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The Central Free Dispensary was incorporated in 1873 by combining the Herrick Dispensary, serving the southern section of the west side of Chicago, and the Brainard Free Dispensary, serving the north section of the west side. The union of the dispensaries was funded as a loan to Rush Medical College to help with the cost of building a new college after the Great Fire of 1871. The Central Free Dispensary gave the sick poor of Chicago access to medical care and provided the College with patients...
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The Central Free Dispensary was incorporated in 1873 by combining the Herrick Dispensary, serving the southern section of the west side of Chicago, and the Brainard Free Dispensary, serving the north section of the west side. The union of the dispensaries was funded as a loan to Rush Medical College to help with the cost of building a new college after the Great Fire of 1871. The Central Free Dispensary gave the sick poor of Chicago access to medical care and provided the College with patients...
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The Central Free Dispensary was incorporated in 1873 by combining the Herrick Dispensary, serving the southern section of the west side of Chicago, and the Brainard Free Dispensary, serving the north section of the west side. The union of the dispensaries was funded as a loan to Rush Medical College to help with the cost of building a new college after the Great Fire of 1871. The Central Free Dispensary gave the sick poor of Chicago access to medical care and provided the College with patients...
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The Central Free Dispensary was incorporated in 1873 by combining the Herrick Dispensary, serving the southern section of the west side of Chicago, and the Brainard Free Dispensary, serving the north section of the west side. The union of the dispensaries was funded as a loan to Rush Medical College to help with the cost of building a new college after the Great Fire of 1871. The Central Free Dispensary gave the sick poor of Chicago access to medical care and provided the College with patients...
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The Central Free Dispensary was incorporated in 1873 by combining the Herrick Dispensary, serving the southern section of the west side of Chicago, and the Brainard Free Dispensary, serving the north section of the west side. The union of the dispensaries was funded as a loan to Rush Medical College to help with the cost of building a new college after the Great Fire of 1871. The Central Free Dispensary gave the sick poor of Chicago access to medical care and provided the College with patients...
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The Central Free Dispensary was incorporated in 1873 by combining the Herrick Dispensary, serving the southern section of the west side of Chicago, and the Brainard Free Dispensary, serving the north section of the west side. The union of the dispensaries was funded as a loan to Rush Medical College to help with the cost of building a new college after the Great Fire of 1871. The Central Free Dispensary gave the sick poor of Chicago access to medical care and provided the College with patients...
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The Central Free Dispensary was incorporated in 1873 by combining the Herrick Dispensary, serving the southern section of the west side of Chicago, and the Brainard Free Dispensary, serving the north section of the west side. The union of the dispensaries was funded as a loan to Rush Medical College to help with the cost of building a new college after the Great Fire of 1871. The Central Free Dispensary gave the sick poor of Chicago access to medical care and provided the College with patients...
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The Central Free Dispensary was incorporated in 1873 by combining the Herrick Dispensary, serving the southern section of the west side of Chicago, and the Brainard Free Dispensary, serving the north section of the west side. The union of the dispensaries was funded as a loan to Rush Medical College to help with the cost of building a new college after the Great Fire of 1871. The Central Free Dispensary gave the sick poor of Chicago access to medical care and provided the College with patients...
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The Central Free Dispensary was incorporated in 1873 by combining the Herrick Dispensary, serving the southern section of the west side of Chicago, and the Brainard Free Dispensary, serving the north section of the west side. The union of the dispensaries was funded as a loan to Rush Medical College to help with the cost of building a new college after the Great Fire of 1871. The Central Free Dispensary gave the sick poor of Chicago access to medical care and provided the College with patients...
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The Central Free Dispensary was incorporated in 1873 by combining the Herrick Dispensary, serving the southern section of the west side of Chicago, and the Brainard Free Dispensary, serving the north section of the west side. The union of the dispensaries was funded as a loan to Rush Medical College to help with the cost of building a new college after the Great Fire of 1871. The Central Free Dispensary gave the sick poor of Chicago access to medical care and provided the College with patients...
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The Central Free Dispensary was incorporated in 1873 by combining the Herrick Dispensary, serving the southern section of the west side of Chicago, and the Brainard Free Dispensary, serving the north section of the west side. The union of the dispensaries was funded as a loan to Rush Medical College to help with the cost of building a new college after the Great Fire of 1871. The Central Free Dispensary gave the sick poor of Chicago access to medical care and provided the College with patients...
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The Central Free Dispensary was incorporated in 1873 by combining the Herrick Dispensary, serving the southern section of the west side of Chicago, and the Brainard Free Dispensary, serving the north section of the west side. The union of the dispensaries was funded as a loan to Rush Medical College to help with the cost of building a new college after the Great Fire of 1871. The Central Free Dispensary gave the sick poor of Chicago access to medical care and provided the College with patients...
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The Central Free Dispensary was incorporated in 1873 by combining the Herrick Dispensary, serving the southern section of the west side of Chicago, and the Brainard Free Dispensary, serving the north section of the west side. The union of the dispensaries was funded as a loan to Rush Medical College to help with the cost of building a new college after the Great Fire of 1871. The Central Free Dispensary gave the sick poor of Chicago access to medical care and provided the College with patients...
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